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Georgetown HS Wind Symphony Receives National Honor

The Georgetown High School Wind Symphony was named a Commended Winner in the 2019 Mark of Excellence/National Wind Band Honors Project this month. 

The Mark of Excellence is a national competition that recognizes music programs for high-performance standards. Ensembles are judged by nationally respected adjudicators who provide critique and feedback to programs for continued improvement.

"I am incredibly proud of the student musicians of the GHS Wind Symphony,” said band director Justin Smith.  “They played professional level literature, not only to a high level but with the sensitivity and maturity of musicians well beyond their years.  It is truly a joy to make music with them every day, and I am so proud that they have been recognized on a national level."

320 entries from 38 states were submitted for this year’s competition. Georgetown High School’s recognition as a commended winner indicates placement in the top half of submissions. 

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